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Singapore International Pre-Graduate Award (SIPGA)

The Singapore International Pre-Graduate Award (SIPGA) supports short-term research attachments for top international students at A*STAR, giving you the unique opportunity to experience the vibrant scientific environment in A*STAR Research Institutes and Consortia, and work with distinguished and world-renowned researchers.

This award is eligible for students who are pursuing their Bachelor’s or Master’s degrees. If you’re considering PhD studies in A*STAR, do apply for the Singapore International Graduate Award (SINGA) programme. 

Eligibility

  • Open for application by international students in Biomedical Sciences and Physical Science and Engineering related disciplines who are undergraduate students in their third or fourth year, or Master students
The above eligibility criteria are not exhaustive. A*STAR may include additional selection criteria based on prevailing scholarship policies.  These policies may be amended from time to time without notice.

Coverage

  • Monthly stipend of $1,500
  1. Research attachment period should be a minimum of 2 months to a maximum of 6 months.
  2. A simple report detailing the student's experience and research project is required to be submitted to A*GA 3 weeks before completion of attachment.

 

Application Procedure

  • Interested students can browse through A*STAR Research Institutes (RIs) and Consortia for attachment opportunities. 
  • Interested students are to contact A*STAR Research Institutes and Consortia directly for attachment opportunities.
  • Please submit the following supporting documents via email to the contact person for the Research Institute that you would like to be attached to.
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. English-Translated Transcripts of Bachelor and Master Studies (if any)
  3. Copy of Identity Certificate/ Passport
  4. Recommendation letter (if any)
  5. Proposed start and end date of attachment
  6. A*STAR Research Institutes Coordinator List

Application Timeline

  • There are 6 application cycles per year. Please refer to the table below.
  • Students will be notified of their application outcome about 1 month before the attachment start date by the A*STAR Research Institute Coordinator.

For attachments starting from

Students will have to contact RI for attachment opportunities by

1 Feb

30 Nov

1 Apr

31 Jan

1 Jun

31 Mar

1 Aug

31 May

1 Oct

31 Jul

1 Dec

30 Sep


Contact Us

Please contact us at singa_enquiries@hq.a-star.edu.sg if you have further queries.